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SLL & CIBSE North West: History of Light & Health

19 March 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Arup, Manchester
M1 3BN

SLL & CIBSE North West: History of Light & Health £0.00

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Henrik Clausen, Director of Fagerhult’s Lighting Academy in Copenhagen will be presenting a talk on History of Light and Health, looking at the biological, emotional and physical impact of lighting in human beings.


The link between light and our visual, emotional and biological wellbeing is becoming increasingly documented through scientific research. This knowledge, coupled with advances in technology, have opened up the possibility to not only enhance our spatial experience but also reduce the energy consumed.


The talk focuses on the various scientific studies which have been conducted in both of these fields and how this can influence lighting design. Encompassing Fagerhult’s research into the influence of ambient lighting on motivation and performance, and LED development and advances, the seminar concludes with practical examples of how these schemes can be applied.


About the speaker


Henrik has worked in the lighting sector for almost 30 years, collaborating with architects, interior designers and specialist lighting designers. In 1996 he became the Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark, and held that position until 2004, when he founded the Fagerhult Lighting Academy, based in Copenhagen. Henrik was instrumental in developing a pioneering lighting application software designed to aid custom manufacturing of fixtures, called Easy Light.  


Henrik regularly contributes to international conferences, speaking on various issues related to lighting, primarily addressing the human and emotional aspects of light and lighting design. He has guest lectured at various universities across the globe, including the University of Plymouth and Jönköping University in Sweden. Henrik is currently lecturing at Aalborg university in Copenhagen in Lighting Design MSc Class.


His ambition is to act as a catalyst for the cooperation between engineers, designers and architects, which he believes is essential to ensure the best lighting solutions are found.


SLL & CIBSE North West: History of Light & Health £0.00